1950, Anthony Mann, USA, 92 min.
With James Stewart, Shelley Winters
- Fri, Feb 7th 4:00pm
- Sat, Feb 8th 3:45pm
- Mon, Feb 10th 8:00pm
"Inspired...Mann pursues his revenge theme with Elizabethan fury."—Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
The first in Mann’s groundbreaking series of James Stewart westerns, WINCHESTER ’73 reinvigorated the genre with its noirish hero, flamboyant villains, and magnificent use of landscape. A prized rifle is the connective tissue in the film’s wide-ranging, episodic narrative, passing from hand to hand as the revenge-bent hero pursues his all-too-close nemesis to a sensational showdown among ricochet-producing rocks. The film’s flinty textures and stunning deep-focus effects are best appreciated on the big screen. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)